Education Supervisors
Requisition Number:2023-HS/C-023
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.
ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Essential Duties:
  • Responsible for the planning, development and management of education services at the local Early Head Start/Head Start center
  • Ensure that education staff gain a comprehensive understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and engage staff with regular follow up to ensure that all policies and protocols are being followed
  • Responsible for promoting the school readiness of ABCD’s Head Start children as well as their growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, creative arts, physical development and approaches to learning
  • Provide skill development and mentoring to staff progressing in their position
  • Facilitate the development implementation, and coordination of internal support plans (action plans, behavior plans) with parents and staff
  • In collaboration with the Family & Community Engagement Supervisor, facilitate monthly Interdisciplinary Team meetings with other component staff to discuss, plan, and coordinate needed services, referrals, and trainings for children and families
  • Perform related duties as assigned from time to time.   

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 1+ years of experience teaching infants/toddlers and/or preschool children.
  • EEC Director I or II, and EEC Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher, qualified (based on program’s licensed capacity and age groups served)
  • Ability to lead teams through demonstrated competence, reliability and professional conduct..
  • Demonstrated expertise in educational planning, supervision, training and evaluation.
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills.
  • Attend and participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred.
  • Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required.
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.